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August 11, 2011 Greening Western Queens

Source: The Queens Gazette

City Department of Parks (DOP) officials are bringing their Greening Western Queens program to a neighborhood near you. Officials recently launched the project, which will plant more than 850 trees in neighborhoods from Long...

August 10, 2011 Wal-Mart Moves to Measure the Sustainability of Its Produce

Source: Green Economy

Wal-Mart is taking preliminary steps towards measuring the sustainability of its produce suppliers, according to The Packer, a publication covering the produce industry. Executives from the world's biggest retailer spoke at the...

August 10, 2011 Fuel-efficiency rules set for heavy-duty trucks and buses

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration set the first-ever fuel-efficiency rules for heavy-duty trucks and buses Tuesday, a move that will cut greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use by everything from long-haul tractor-trailers to school buses...

August 9, 2011 Researching Safer Nuclear Energy

Source: NY Times

The nuclear power industry faces hard times, with tough competition from natural gas for meeting new electricity needs and a prevailing nervousness about nuclear safety after the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March. On Tuesday,...

August 9, 2011 IKEA UK To Invest Millions In Wind Energy And Solar Power

Source: Energy Matters

IKEA says it will invest heavily in solar and wind power sources for its 18 UK-based stores, as part of the Swedish furniture company’s "IKEA Goes Renewable" project

August 8, 2011 5 breakthroughs that will make solar power cheaper than coal

Source: Mother Nature Network

There was some good news last week. While Washington was busy holding the global markets hostage and placing billions in badly needed R & D funding on the chopping block, a new report from REN21 (the Renewable Energy Network for...

August 3, 2011 The dark side of solar and wind power projects

Source: LA Times

Building and maintaining solar and wind power projects can be hazardous, and industry watchdogs worry that the push for more green energy places more workers and bystanders in harm's way

August 2, 2011 Wind power could meet 16% of EU demand by 2020: association

Source: Platts.com

Wind energy could meet 15.7% of EU electricity demand by 2020 from 230 GW installed and 28.5% by 2030 from 400 GW installed, European Wind Energy Association scenarios showed Tuesday. Wind energy currently meets 5.3% of EU...

August 2, 2011 Greening It Alone

Source: Foreign Policy.com

It may be hard to remember amid all the news of decline, but in plenty of areas, the United States is still the world's leader. You can't propose global banking regulation without buy-in from Wall Street. And if you want to...

August 1, 2011 China Sets Solar Power Price to Boost Profits, Investment

Source: SF Chronicle

"This feed-in tariff is much higher than the prices from China's first two rounds of bidding," Luo Lu, an analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said in Beijing. "At current costs, this guarantees ...

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